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Domestic Violence Movie

$600 of $50k goal

Raised by 8 people in 22 months
Gerald Anderson  WHITE PLAINS, MD
Close your eyes. Picture yourself in a room. There are no doors and no windows. It is pitch black. All you can hear is screaming. You can feel tears as they roll down your cheeks, drip around your lips, and the salty taste seeps into your mouth. You anxiously grab your head. You feel trapped. You sink further into depression. There seems to be no way out. The dark room encloses upon you until you disappear. Your identity no longer exists.

For many people, both women and men, this dark room is a reality. Domestic violence is a major problem in our society and the world at large. I experienced it in my family, which is why I dedicated my novel to the late Johnnie B. Sweet, my grandmother. 

My mother remembers many stories of the abuse that my grandmother suffered, but I remember my grandmother being one of the greatest people I knew.  Despite her silent suffering, she still set a positive example for me and my siblings and cousins.   

My name is Gerald C. Anderson, Sr. and I am the author of Standing Firm (One Family’s Fight Against Domestic Violence).  I am asking for donations to help me turn my novel into a movie and raise awareness for domestic violence. 

Standing Firm is dedicated to stopping the abuse, the suffering, the pain and the death.  This fictional tale provides a means to make others aware of the suffering a victim can endure.  Twenty percent of the royalties from Standing Firm will be donated to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the None Lost Movement. 

Synopsis of Standing Firm:  Lorraine "Raine" Davis, the youngest of the Davis family wants to be a star! She’s willing and ready to do whatever it takes to get a record deal; even if that means disappointing her father and trading in the only man she’s ever loved to join forces with Damien Black and his demonic organization. On the biggest day of her life, her allegiance is tested and she’s faced with the difficult decision to continue singing in the church choir and living for the Lord or forever give up the only existence she’s ever known.  

Damien promised Raine a lavish lifestyle beyond her wildest dreams. She leaves the church, denounces her family, and signs her name in blood to reap all of the benefits that were promised to her. After converting, Raine’s world erupts. She is ill prepared for the infidelity and physical abuse she must endure at the hands of her new beau, Damien. Raine is reminded daily of her reckless decision by having to hide the bruises on her body and live with the emotional scars.

In a desperate attempt to undo what has never been undone, Raine's fight to win her soul back is not an easy one. Only God and God alone can help her now.
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Update 8
Posted by Gerald Anderson
21 months ago
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We had success at Barnes and Noble on June 20, 2015! We sold out of books and had to turn people away. Please help us achieve even more by donating to the movie version of Standing Firm! Be blessed.
Sold out at Barnes and Noble in Brandon
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Update 7
Posted by Gerald Anderson
22 months ago
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I've been asked why as a man I am advocating the fight against domestic violence. It's simple, my grandmother suffered through it, too many of our women are dying from it and men need to stand up and be accountable for this unacceptable behavior.
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Update 6
Posted by Gerald Anderson
22 months ago
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We can't remain silent on the issue of domestic violence. If you see it, SPEAK OUT; if you hear about it, SPEAK OUT; if someone tells you they're being abused, SPEAK OUT...you just might save a life! #DomesticViolence #LetsMakeADifferenceNow #FamilyViolence #SpeakOut
Speak out against domestic violence!
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Update 5
Posted by Gerald Anderson
22 months ago
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We have prepared a mini movie for Standing Firm to show you what we can do. With the funding we're requesting we can finish the movie and help spread awareness to the problem of domestic violence.
The Standing Firm Mini Movie
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$600 of $50k goal

Raised by 8 people in 22 months
Created May 15, 2015
$150
Anonymous
21 months ago
PR
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Pastor Terance & Debra Reddick
22 months ago

Brother Anderson, The Bible says in Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days sayeth God...and your young men shall see visions. I bless the Lord for your spirit of obedience, Man of God. Pastor Terance

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Zabronda Anderson
22 months ago
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22 months ago
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22 months ago
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Kelli vonshay
22 months ago

God will bless this production and everyone involved. This is such a powerful message and we appreciate you for addressing the issue of domestic violence.

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22 months ago
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